puzzling problems with dvr on hr24-500

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by BL36, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    ESAY FIX --if your outside RG6- GROUNG Block -had a fried stinger --You should have replaced the ground block pass thru as well at the time.
     
  2. BL36

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    I think that got changed as well. I'll take a look out there. I could be dealing with more than one thing. The factor that is causing the problem on the one hand and a bunch of install/setup flaws that need to be brought up to spec , but might not even be causing any ill effects at this point. At least I have a lot more info on the correct setup at this point. I'll post signal numbers later just to check off one more thing.
     
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  3. BL36

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    There's really no functioning ground block out there (it was just functioning as an un necessary splitter at the entry whole for a long time.). My sat lines comes in on the complete opposite side of the house from the house-panel ground rod. Doesn't really allow it to be grounded at the entry point. I was wondering if i could burry a long ground wire and bond a second ground rod all the way over to the house ground rod. Seems like the only way that could be done.
     
  4. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    Because your symptoms are only on one receiver/location, the problem is not due to voltage drop to the dish/LNB. Don't spend time on that trying to fix this specific problem
     
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  5. studechip

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    As long as it's working, don't worry about it. Check the other lines first, including the connectors.
     
  6. BL36

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  7. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Nothing is wrong with your dish --Numbers look GREAT
     
  8. BL36

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    Good. Just wanted to establish the basics. Some of those numbers on the spot beams had me concerned.
     
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  9. BL36

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    I finally got around to running the new rg 6cable into the receiver. Too early to fully assess at this point. I have observed that paused content still plays back glitchy on channel 247.( I went down to other room last night and couldn't get the same problem to occur.) Other channels seem to work okay so far. It seems like having record/play problems on just certain channels would point to a problem on the input tuner of the hr 24-500. That being said , the problem only happens in this room. I will need to bring the basement receiver back up to this room again and make sure I wasn't wrong on that fact. I'm starting to wonder if there are some directv content problems making it harder for me to accurately trouble shoot this. I still haven't replaced coax from dish, ground block, coax from ground block to swm or power converter. Those are the last replaceable pieces.
     
  10. WestDC

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    It could also be a HARD drive issue on that receiver --if that's the only one your seeing it on --If all other locations are fine --I would not bother replacing any thing else unless your seeing a issue on all receivers.

    I would suggest putting a external Drive on the problem DVR --Unless you want yo just get a replacement HDDVR --Look at one of these as they work very well --(SEE) LINK) below - 1-TB-SSD Drive

    Amazon.com: MiniPro External 2.5-inch eSATA, USB-C External Hard Drive Enclosure: Computers & Accessories
     

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